Black Widow Shobha got hubby by lover; and lover killed by yet another lover
Sep 29, 2010
BANGALORE: In 2007, Shobha got her paramour Samuel to kill her husband Gopal. After being released on bail, she got her new boyfriend Praveen to murder Samuel. Indiranagar police have now arrested the 37-year-old woman for the brutal hacking to death of Samuel on Sept. 12.
In a love marriage, Shobha wed Gopal of Byappanahalli but later had an illicit relationship with Samuel, a painter. When Gopal learnt about the affair, Shobha decided to eliminate him. On Nov. 4, 2007, Samuel and his associates Rajashekharan and Saravana murdered Gopal near Malavalli in Mandya district and burnt his body. Shobha lodged a missing person complaint in Byappanahalli police station and the case remained unsolved till Jan. 2010.
Police had found an unidentified body in Malavalli and when they cross-checked the missing persons file, they realised it was that of Gopal. Investigation revealed Shobha had got her husband murdered. The four were arrested and sent to judicial custody.
After coming out of jail, Shobha had an affair with Praveen alias Jinda, 23, of Kolar Gold Fields. Samuel, also out of jail, tried to visit her, but Shobha rebuffed him. She promised Praveen Rs 5 lakh to kill Samuel. On Sept. 12, when Samuel was sleeping at home, Praveen and his friends barged in and hacked him to death.
Police arrested Shobha, Praveen and their associates, and remanded them to judicial custody.